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William T. Grant Foundation
08/04/20 3:00 PM EST
Grants to USA nonprofit institutions for research on policies that improve the lives of American children and youth between the ages of 5 and 25. Funding is intended to support research that reduces inequality in the social, academic, economic, and behavioral, outcomes of young people. Funding is available for major grants and for officers' research grants for smaller projects. Studies from a range of disciplines, fields, and methodologies are supported, and investigations into various systems, including justice, housing, child welfare, mental health, and education, are encouraged.
Research grants on reducing inequality should aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. The Foundation welcome descriptive studies that clarify mechanisms for reducing inequality or elucidate how or why a specific program, policy, or practice operates to reduce inequality. They also welcome intervention studies that examine attempts to reduce inequality. In addition, the Foundation seek studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that can enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, or policymakers.
Applications for research must:
- Identify a specific inequality in youth outcomes, and show that the outcomes are currently unequal by engaging with the extant literature on the causes and consequences of inequality.
- Make a compelling case for the basis of inequality the study will address.
- Articulate how findings will help build, test, or increase understanding of a specific program, policy, or practice to reduce the specific inequality identified.
For additional information about research requirements, see: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/library/uploads/2019/11/2020-Guidelines-Research-Grants-Reducing-Inequality.pdf#page=5
Officers’ Research Grants are a separate funding mechanism for smaller projects. Some are stand-alone projects that fit the research focus areas; others build off of larger projects. The budget should be appropriate for the activities proposed. Projects involving secondary data analysis are typically at the lower end of the budget range, whereas projects involving new data collection and sample recruitment can be at the higher end.
GrantWatch ID#: 179286
- Major Research Grants on reducing inequality typically range between $100,000 and $600,000
- Officers’ Research grants cover budgets up to $50,000.
Major Research Grants on reducing inequality cover two to three years of support.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Letter of Inquiry application begins with registration here:
For questions about application instructions and procedures, contact:
Cristina Fernandez, Research Assistant
William T. Grant Foundation
60 E. 42nd Street, 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10165
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